Meet the Chief

Paul E. Pepe, Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine
Paul E. Pepe, M.D., Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine

Paul E. Pepe, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Public Health, is Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine and Riggs Family Chair in Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is also City of Dallas Director of Medical Emergency Services for Public Safety, Public Health and Homeland Security, and is the jurisdictional Medical Director for the regional EMS system and Medical Director for special services for the DFW Airport, the Dallas Police Dept. and the Dallas Metropolitan Medical Response System for counter-terrorism and disaster mitigation.

Dr. Pepe received his medical degree from University of California-San Francisco in 1976. He did his residency at University of Washington in Internal Medicine from 1976 to 1979. He was a fellow in respiratory diseases and critical care at the University of Washington from 1979 to 1981 and a fellow in trauma from 1981 to 1982.

Dr. Pepe’s clinical interests include disasters, emergency medicine, homeland security, and resuscitation. His research interests include clinical trials of interventions for cardiac arrest resuscitation, clinical trials of interventions for trauma resuscitation, interventions for coronary artery syndromes, optimization of ventilatory techniques in severe hemorrhage and cardiac arrest, and therapeutic hypothermia for pediatric head injury.